Wednesday Evening Conversations
At various times during the year we occasionally meet together on a Wednesday evening (7.30 for 8pm until 9.30pm) to spend some time together in conversation. Here, in a friendly, supportive and non-judgemental environment people have the opportunity genuinely to explore their own deeper questions and insights. Often the initial subject is the same as that explored in the previous Sunday’s address but those present sometimes choose something different. The simple purpose of our time together is to help us improve our collective understanding of the complex issues facing us as a contemporary liberal religious community. In undertaking this kind of conversation we are affirming but one orthodoxy, namely, a love of truth that is a sincere desire to understand how the world is and our place in it.
‘Conversation as the natural organ communicating, mind with mind … is the method of human culture. By it I come nearer to those whom I shall address than by any other means.’ Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)